Sight geometry affects the sight distance available to the driver. But what about the basics of stop signs? Two-way stop control When determining corner sight distance, a setback distance for the vehicle waiting at the crossroad must be assumed. Setback Continue reading Stop signs and sight distance at the intersection
When it comes to hard surfaces for pavement and other similar applications you generally have two choices: asphalt or concrete. Even though both surfaces are similar there are key differences that you should take into account before choosing one or the other. Continue reading Asphalt vs. Concrete, Which is Better?
John Loudon McAdam (1756–1836) John McAdam John Loudon McAdam was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1756. In 1787 he became a trustee of the Ayrshire Turnpike in the Scottish Lowlands and during the next seven years this hobby became an obsession. He moved to Bristol, England Continue reading MACADAM – Advent of the macadam
Each year, a large number of slip/trip and fall incidents occur in parking lots and adjacent walking surfaces that result in serious and, in some cases, fatal injuries. Consider these statistics: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continue reading Eliminating Slip, Trip & Fall Hazards in Parking Lots
As we know water is the most important compound ensuring life on this planet; But on paved roads the presence of water is usually trouble and can be very dangerous. One of the main causes of road damage, longevity and Continue reading The importance of road drainage
Do parking lots pose special hazards? Parking lots are a special adjunct to many workplaces. Even though you may not be conducting your job there (unless you are a parking attendant or maintenance worker), there is still a possibility that Continue reading Parking Lots – Fall Prevention
First you want to remove the oil as quickly as possible. If the oil is left on the asphalt it will soften the pavement and eventually destroy it leaving a hole and a stain. First things to do are; Using Continue reading What do I do if I spill oil on my asphalt?
Thousands of years before urban planning, motor vehicles or even the wheel. Our first roads were spontaneously formed by humans and animals walking the same paths over and over to get water and find food. As small groups of people Continue reading A little history of how roads we use today came to be
First a bit of history; Pottery makers in the 15th and 16th century England would take advantage of the ruts that wagon and coach wheels gouged into roads. Anxious for a cheap source of raw materials for making clay pots. Continue reading Everyone’s favorite subject when it comes to roadway maintenance, potholes!
The appearance of a parking lot can be enhanced by proper line striping. The color and the type of paint chosen have much to do with the look. Typically the striping is done in white or yellow and the handicap Continue reading What type of Line striping paint should I use on my parking lot?
The use of additives is beneficial both to the contractor and the customer. When using additives properly the actual cost of the sealer will go up but the advantages will make it worth while. There are many additives for coal Continue reading Additives in Sealcoating
By adding some bright color and textured surface, we can help cyclists be safer for riding with vehicular traffic! These bike paths will help keep our active cyclists more visible. Inquire on our website, call us today for more information or Continue reading Spruce up the way Bike paths look and keep cyclists safer!
Taking the cheapest price is not always a good idea when choosing your pavement maintenance contractor. If service and quality are not important and your budget is a major factor then get 3 bids and choose the lowest bidder. By Continue reading Choosing a Contractor that’s best for you
If you’ve been shopping for tennis shoes lately, then you know – there are tons of options out there. Often you see players wearing running shoes to play tennis instead of actual tennis shoes. If you’re one of those players Continue reading Is it important to wear court shoes while playing tennis?
Junior tennis refers to tennis games where the participants are aged 18 and under. Eligibility to compete is not based on age, but year of birth: as a result, some players must move out of juniors soon after their 18th birthday, while others Continue reading Junior Tennis
There are so many games that children play on the school playground or at the Neighborhood park, many of which have been played for generations and some that are new for this generation of youngsters. Kids love playing, whether it’s at recess, Continue reading Importance of Playground & Schoolyard Games
Greta way to fix wide cracks! Our crew did this job in Hopkinton, MA
What are the dimensions of a tennis court? The playing area of a tennis court measures 60’ x 120’ which is the sanctioned size of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). The total site size required for Continue reading General Tennis Court Frequently Asked Questions
Why 10 and Under Tennis? Under Ten tennis was developed so kids could enjoy the game of tennis. This is similar in the games of basketball with adjustable backboards. In both instances the game can actually be played by Continue reading Why Under 10 Tennis
We are constantly asked about how to clean the tennis court. Keeping your tennis court playable is not really a hard task. There are some simple things you can do to keep your court well maintained and doing so will Continue reading Cleaning your Tennis Court